Hi, Mom is a 2021 Chinese comedy film written and directed by Jia Ling and starring Jia Ling, Shen Teng, Chen He, and Zhang Xiaofei. It was released on 12 February 2021 (Chinese New Year). The film has grossed over US$824.9 million at the box office, making it the highest-grossing film of 2021, the second highest-grossing non-English film of all time, and the highest-grossing film by a solo female director. The film has received positive reviews, with word of mouth contributing to its popularity.
After her mother Li Huanying is fatally injured in a car accident in 2001, grief-stricken Jia Xiaoling finds herself transported back in time to the year 1981, where she becomes her mother's close friend. Jia Xiaoling feels that she has not been a good enough daughter in the present, so back in 1981 she does all she can to make Li Huanying happy, including setting her up with a factory manager's son, Shen Guanglin, in the hope of giving her mother a better husband, a better daughter, and a better life than she had the first time around.
The film is adapted from Jia Ling's 2016 sketch comedy of the same name "Hello, Li Huanying" from season 1 of Comedy General Mobilization. It is also based on stories of Jia Ling's mother, also named Li Huanying, who died in 2001 shortly after Jia started college. Jia made the film as a tribute to her mother.
The film's themes include familial love and filial piety.